A car can be so much more than just a means of transportation. The right car is an accessory and a statement about the things that are important to you. Think about the people around you and how their car informs their character. What does a minivan say about someone? What about a convertible? Your dream car should reflect who you are as a person. With that in mind, here are some tips for building the car of your dreams.
Choose Your Model
If you haven’t already picked out the model of your dream car, search the internet for cars that might suit your style. If you want to have fun driving, look into sports cars and convertibles. If you’re looking for space for kids or hauling large items, an SUV may be a better fit. Think about the things that are important to you and how your vehicle can be an extension of that.
Find Your Mechanic
Unless you have the proper equipment and training in the science of assembling a vehicle, you’ll need to hire someone to build it for you. Look to local mechanics, and find someone who can put your car together. Also, consider attending local car shows to talk to people about where they get their work done or if they could even potentially do the work for you. Checking these shows out is also a great way to find inspiration for your own dream car.
Pick Your Parts
After picking the model for your dream car, this is the next most important decision you can make regarding your car’s performance. You’ll need to decide whether you want OEM or aftermarket parts. OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts come straight from the car company to replace old parts; aftermarket parts are anything else. Many aftermarket parts makers specialize in very specific pieces that can enhance performance.
These are the essential steps and tips for building the car of your dreams. Once you’ve chosen your model, mechanic, and parts, let the professionals handle the rest. Once they’ve finished, you just might have your dream car!